published writer in several top magazines (made of paper)
multi-state, national and world record holder in powerlifting * 800+ raw squatter at 260 lbs
450 raw bench press at 260 lbs
755 raw deadlift at 260 lbs
365 seated military press at 260 lbs
National qualifier in bodybuilding (long time ago)
Mental health advocate
I start with getting everyone stronger first as the foundation of our programming while providing personalized training to help YOU achieve YOUR goals. YOU ARE the priority. Providing a myriad of strategies is what I believe sets apart a veteran personal trainer/coach compared to someone with less experience.
I treat everyone like an athlete of some sort regardless of their background. Strength, flexibility, endurance and functional ability are all imperative for a healthy human being. For more information on please feel free to contact me with the subject listed.
😁Learn from my successes and setbacks as a lifter of over 30 years
To be invited to a meet like the Olympia was really surreal to me. I was not only sorta new to competing but I was not lifting with any lifting equipment. I was given some great stuff to try but I was just so uncomfortable wearing the stuff.
I was struggling through all of my attempts because I wasn’t use to the Texas Squat bar. It was awkward but I managed. Also the platform was raised while people were all around us. Talk about nerve racking. Luckily starting with the squat made it smooth enough sailing.
My opener I turned some heads as I opened over 700+ without even knee wraps to help me.
I took 755 for a ride. The head judge seated with his back to the camera yelled, “AND SHAWN IS LIFTING RAW!” The crowd seemed to get into that and cheer more. So..big air…set up…squat…drive…rack…3 whites!